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Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell - £5.00
Katherine Rundell – Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children – explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playf ... more
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Write a Letter by Jodi Ann Bickley - £12.99
PROMPTS TO GET YOU WRITING.  BEAUTIFUL WRITING PAPER YOU CAN SEND TO FRIENDS.  SAMPLE LETTERS TO INSPIRE YOU.  WRITE A LETTER HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START WRITING.  What would you say to your ten year old self? Your mum? Your be ... more
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The Wisdom of Wonder Woman by DC Comics - £10.99
Beautiful as Aphrodite, stronger than Hercules, wise as Athena — for more than 75 years, Wonder Woman has inspired and empowered generations of fans with her strength and guidance.   This gorgeous collection of quotes from throughout Wonder ... more
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Think Like a White Man: Conquering the World... While Black by Dr Boulé Whytelaw III and Nels Abbey - £12.99
A bold, satirical humour book on how to achieve success like a Great White Male.  By following the White Man Commandments – namely, that winning justifies anything and everything – you too can achieve success beyond your capabilities.  Wi ... more
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The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley - £15.99
A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.  The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty ... more
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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country by Billy Connolly - £8.99
All roads lead home.   ‘After my knighthood was announced, a woman from the BBC came to Glasgow to interview me. We sat down in a lovely hotel in a nice part of town, and she hit me with her first question: “This must mean a lot to you, with y ... more
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Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary - £9.99
Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn't "look" autistic. But, as he's quick to point out in this memoir, autism "looks" different for ju ... more
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East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia by Sue Perkins - £8.99
Follow Sue Perkins' extraordinary adventures across southern Asia in this fabulously funny travelling tale.   'A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the rem ... more
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Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By by Michelle Obama - £5.99
Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By is a life-affirming collection of over 170 quotes from one of the world's most admired and respected public figures. As a student, she excelled; as a lawyer, she rose through the ranks; as a mother, she inspired an ... more
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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby - £9.99
If you haven’t already heard of Samantha Irby... where have you been?   In this painfully funny collection, Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the rubbish bin she calls her life. From an ill-fated pilgrimage t ... more
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What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates - £8.99
Tired of being talked over? Of social media making you feel crap? Of the pressure to ‘have it all’ and a hot bod too?   Boudicca stuck up for herself and now she can help you do the same. It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of ... more
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Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom by Maya Angelou - £6.99
Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom is a collection of some of her best and most empowering quotes. This is the ultimate keepsake for fans of Maya Angelou’s beautiful poetry, as well as for anyone looking for a bit of in-the-moment inspiration to have in th ... more
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A Private History of Happiness: 99 Moments of Joy From Around the World by George Myerson - £7.99
From the bliss of lingering in a warm bed on a winter morning, to a bracing springtime walk by the seaside, A Private History of Happiness offers the reader a wealth of delightfully fresh perceptions of where and how happiness may be found.  ... more
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Cold War Steve Presents... The Festival of Brexit by Cold War Steve - £12.95
Cold War Steve has been acclaimed as the Brexit Bruegel and a modern-day Hogarth or Gillray. His Twitter feed, McFadden’s Cold War, has become a cult phenomenon, with over 120,000 followers (and counting). This book contains the prime cuts of his e ... more
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Help by Simon Amstell - £8.99
"A beautiful and clever book about being human."(Russell Brand) COMEDY. TRAGEDY. THERAPY.  Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of thirteen. His parents had just divorced and puberty was confusing. Trying to be funny solved ... more
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100 Hugs by Chris Riddell - £5.99
100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of hugs from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day.  The beautiful illustrations from three-time winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal covers ... more
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What Would de Beauvoir Do? How the Greatest Feminists Would Solve Your Everyday Problems by Tabi Jackson Gee and Freya Rose - £12.99
Explore the theories and concepts of the greatest feminists of all time, and get an answer to all of your everyday problems.  Ever thought about what Tinder advice Naomi Wolf would give you?   Ever wondered what Andrea Dworkin would th ... more
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The GCHQ Puzzle Book II by GCHQ - £12.99
Challenge yourself with the GCHQ team's long-awaited second puzzle book - full of both harder and easier brain teasers.   With their first bestselling book, The GCHQ Puzzle Book, the UK's intelligence and security experts tested us with puzz ... more
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The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks by Amy Kean and J Milton - £9.99
A fairy tale of everyday bravery and beautifully illustrated feminist handbook for the modern day.  This is the story of a brave young girl, Elodie-Rose, who one day decides to change the world and keep all her fucks in her basket.  Waaaaaaa ... more
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Some Old Bloke: Recollections, Obsessions and the Joys of Blokedom by Robert Llewellyn - £16.99
When writer, comedian and Red Dwarf actor Robert Llewellyn's son scrawled a picture of him at Christmas and titled it 'Some Old Bloke', Robert was cast deep into thought about life and what it means to be a bloke and an old one at that.   In t ... more
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Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies by Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks - £8.99
A Sunday Times Book of the Year A New Scientist Gift Pick "Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it."(Dara Ó Briain) Can we resurrect dinosaurs? Is a Martian holiday good for your health? Can we build a time machine? (And more important ... more
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Piggy Goes To University by Miriam Elia and Ezra Elia - £9.99
Piggy goes to Uni is the story of a precocious young pig, and his rise to the forefront of the Anti-Piggest socialist Justice Movement. When he leaves his rural community for Central State University, he learns of the terrible legacy of Pig-Imperiali ... more
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Goodnight Trump: A Parody by Erich Origen and Gan Golan - £10.99
Turn out the lights on another endless day in Trump's America with this sharp parody of Goodnight Moon by the bestselling duo behind Goodnight Bush — this time putting to bed America's most yugely bad president ever.  In the very classy roo ... more
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National Geographic Almanac 2019 by National Geographic Society - £12.99
A one-of-a-kind annual featuring surprising facts, stunning color photos, arresting infographics, and illuminating maps that present the world in a whole new way.   An almanac like you've never seen before, this arresting volume features key i ... more
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A Vintage Christmas by Various authors - £9.99
The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. Immerse yourself in a literary wonderland with this collection of timeless Christmas tales - the perfect festive gift for any reader.   'There seems a magic in the very name of Christm ... more
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Christmas Lights: Ten Poems for Dark Winter Nights by Various authors - £4.95
The switching on of festive lights in towns and villages across the land announces the fact that Christmas is fast approaching. It also marks the start of real winter.  This delightful selection contains ten brand new poems by leading contemp ... more
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The Classic University Challenge Quiz Book by Steve Tribe - £9.99
University Challenge has been dazzling, delighting and puzzling viewers with its fiercely intelligent questions since 1962. From Bobby Seagull to Gail Trimble, the show has produced some iconic contestants and continues to be as popular as ever. This ... more
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The Penguin Book of Brexit Cartoons by Various artists - £4.99
Not for many years has there been such a divisive issue as Brexit, and like all divisive issues it has provided a bonanza for cartoonists. This generous selection of pocket cartoons captures the sheer bewilderment and exasperation which have bedevill ... more
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2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks by John Lloyd, James Harkin and Anne Miller - £9.99
QI is the smartest comedy show on British television. Here creator John Lloyd and QI elves James Harkin and Anne Miller bring together 2,024 brain-tickling brand new facts to stop you in your tracks...  Humans glow in the dark.  The P ... more
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Private Eye Annual 2018 by Ian Hislop - £9.99
The Private Eye Annual 2018 present's the year's best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK's best selling satirical magazine. Illustrated in colour throughout with cartoons, sketches and photo-bubbles.   The Private Eye Annual remains both ... more
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F in Exams: School Memes by Richard Benson - £7.99
When you have endless exams to prepare for, the assignment you wrote has genuinely been eaten by the dog and you’re forced to wear the lost-property PE kit because yours is in the wash, life can become a little overwhelming. For all the times you ... more
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Parsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life, one email at a time by Joe Lycett - £9.99
A selection of funny letters, emails, tweets and other correspondence in which Joe offers readers his own unique approach to tackling the frustrations, injustices and ridiculousness of modern day life.  **THE BRILLIANT & IRREVERENT GUIDE FROM ... more
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The World Cup Of Everything by Richard Osman - £8.99
A fantastically funny book for all the family from much-loved TV personality Richard Osman.  In The World Cup Of Everything Richard Osman* gives you and your friends the chance to vote on some of the most controversial, and funniest arguments of ... more
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And Then God Created the Middle East and Said 'Let There Be Breaking News' by Karl reMarks - £6.99
'You may wonder why the Middle East gets so much airtime. Well, regions of the world were competing to host the apocalypse and the Middle East won.’   Online sensation Karl reMarks disagreed with the idea that reality had become too strange ... more
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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally - £19.99
At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle, all telling the smoldering tale that has fascinated Hollywood for almost two decades.  Featuring anecdotes, ... more
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The Secret Diary of Jeremy Corbyn by Lucien Young - £9.99
In the grand tradition of The Diary of a Nobody comes the secret diary of the twenty-first century’s most unlikely leader: Jeremy Corbyn.   Jeremy Corbyn is a committed allotment holder, expert jam maker, dedicated manhole cover inspector... ... more
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Writer's Game: The Modern Authors (Card Game) by Alex Johnson, with illustrations by Carla Fuentes - £12.99
Who had the most commercial success in their lifetime, Ernest Hemingway or Agatha Christie? Whose work has the most adaptations, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Franz Kafka? Who courted the most scandal, Colette or James Joyce?  Pit 32 of the world’s great ... more
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What the Fuck! by Luster (Editor) - £9.00
A collection of astonishing photos from around the world, which the editors stumbled upon during their many hours on the world wide web. The book is a cross between a cabinet of curiosities and a documentary on the human species, offering a unique in ... more
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Things Can Only Get Worse? Twenty Confusing Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter by John O'Farrell - £8.99
"Hilarious, insightful and has that rare quality of making politics fun. A brilliant book everyone should read, whoever you vote for."(Owen Jones, author of The Establishment) From the giddy heights of New Labour's landslide victory in 1997 to the ... more
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I'm a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian's Take on What Makes Us Human by Robin Ince - £16.99
What better way to understand ourselves than through the eyes of comedians – those who professionally examine our quirks on stage daily? In this touching and witty book, award-winning presenter and comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as ... more
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1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin - £6.99
The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted.   Trees sleep at night. Google searches for ‘How to put on a condom’ peak at 10.28pm. There ... more
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Bird Brain: Over 2,400 Questions to Test Your Bird Knowledge by Various authors - £9.99
An ornithological quiz book packed with challenging questions for birders, based on the popular ‘Bird Brain of Britain’ contest at the annual BirdFair.  The British Birdwatching Fair, held every August at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attra ... more
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F in Exams: Back Again with More of the Funniest Exam Paper Blunders by Richard Benson - £6.99
What was Sir Isaac Newton famous for? He invented gravity.   Another year has passed, which means more exams have been sat and more silly answers have been given by the children of our future. To make sure these hilarious blunders won’t be ... more
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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being by Romesh Ranganathan - £20.00
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Straight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian Romesh Ranganathan.  At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's holiday camp ... more
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Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2018 by Tim Benson - £12.99
A blockbuster collection of the year’s funniest political cartoons, featuring the work of Mac, Steve Bell, Peter Brookes and many more...   2018 was the year that Brexit got serious, royals got married, football got (briefly) feverish, and Trump ... more
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Corbyn: The Resurrection by Steve Bell - £12.99
The beginning of the gospel of Jeremiah, as it is written...   Since his unforeseen resurrection from the tepid ashes of the Labour Party in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn has been on a seemingly unstoppable upward trajectory. And one of Britain's best-loved ... more
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How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women by Sarah Cooper - £10.00
The unspoken rules for how women should behave in the workplace are as numerous as they are confusing.  Ask for a pay rise? Pushy. Take credit for an idea? Arrogant. Admit a mistake? Weak. Successfully juggle work and family? Unpromotable.   ... more
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Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena by Philomena Cunk - £12.99
A parody encyclopedia from the star of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and Cunk on Christmas.  In the olden days, people used to learn about things from encyclopedias. And that was really good, because you could read it, and learn it, then you co ... more
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We Do Christmas: A Dung Beetle Book by Miriam Elia - £8.99
In the latest in the Dung Beetle Learning series, Mummy, John and Susan are taken on a thrilling Christmas adventure.   “Come with me,” says Father Christmas, “and I will show you the magic of kindness.” “And I will undermine your vicio ... more
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Browse: Love Letters to Bookshops Around the World by Henry Hitchings (Editor) - £9.99
A cabinet of curiosities, a time machine, a treasure trove – we love bookshops because they possess a unique kind of magic. In Browse Henry Hitchings asks fifteen writers from around the world to reveal their favourite bookshops, each conjuring a s ... more
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The Story of Brexit (Ladybirds for Grown-Ups) by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £7.99
Whether Brexit makes you laugh or cry, Ladybird's The Story of Brexit will just make you laugh.  "Leaving was the will of the people," sighs Angelica's father. He voted to leave.  Angelica voted to remain, but she feels the same way. ... more
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